In a City setting would it be better for each department to have their own repository or is it better to have the departments under one repository? What are some Pros & Cons of having multiple repositories? Can you link documents between repositories?
Multiple Repositories Pros & Cons
Here are a few considerations - If you are using Rio so have unlimited repositories, it does make you look at your system architecture differently than if you had Avante and one repository.
With multiple repositories, you'll also have multiple security settings as well as multiple metadata setup as each repository is unique.
With one repository you can use the folder entry access settings to secure who can access the folders and documents and you only have one set of metadata (which can become quite large).
If you are using Rio and have Federated Search it will allow a user to search multiple repositories if they have access to the repositories, but there is not a way to link documents between multiple repositories.